Passive Sampling Project – Cholula

7th Dec, 2015

By Lisa Jones (MESTEC).

Just a bit about the town of Cholula where I have been staying while visiting UDLAP:

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Cholula is just west of the city of Puebla. It is a highly religious area and is rumored to have 365 churches and chapels, each dedicated to a different saint. This leads to daily celebrations in different parts of town – as evidenced by daily fireworks and musical processions. I was lucky enough to witness one of these processions from the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios – the church on top of the Cholula pyramid.

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This church offers great views of the town below and in the distance the nearby volcanoes – Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl – are visible. The former is currently active which is visible in the clear early morning hours.

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The most important tourist attraction of the city is the Great Pyramid with the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios sanctuary on top. At first glance, the pyramid looks like a hill as most of it is overgrown. The south side of the pyramid has been excavated and there is a network of tunnels inside.

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Cholula has been a great town to visit, I look forward to returning in 3 weeks. Next stop: Monterrey!